Death Row

Execution gurney in Starke, Fla.

Circuit Judge Upholds Use Of Lethal Injection Drug

Setting the stage for another Florida Supreme Court death-penalty debate, a Central Florida judge has rejected Death Row inmate Jerry Correll’s arguments that one of the drugs in the state’s execution protocol could subject the convicted killer to cruel and unusual punishment.

09/01/2015

Execution Chamber on Florida's Death Row as seen by witnesses. (Source: Florida Department of Corrections)

Judge Rejects Arguments In Lethal Injection Fight

As the U.S. Supreme Court considers the constitutionality of a lethal-injection drug, an Orange County circuit judge Monday rejected a Death Row inmate’s attempt to block a planned Feb. 26 execution.

02/09/2015

A Death Row cell is 6 x 9 x 9.5 feet high. Florida State Prison also has Death Watch cells to incarcerate inmates awaiting execution after the Governor signs a death warrant for them. A Death Watch cell is 12 x 7 x 8.5 feet high. (Source: Department of Corrections)

Condemned Man Seeks Stay As Execution Drug Challenged

A Death Row inmate Friday asked the Florida Supreme Court to at least temporarily block his scheduled Feb. 26 execution while the U.S. Supreme Court considers a challenge to a key drug used in lethal injections.

01/30/2015

The U.S. Supreme Court building June 27, 2012 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

U.S. Supreme Court Sides Condemned Inmate On IQ Issue

A man on Florida’s Death Row for a 1981 murder in Palm Beach County won a legal round this week.

10/07/2014

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Supreme Court Upholds ‘Timely Justice’ Law

The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the constitutionality of a 2013 law that legislative supporters said would reduce delays in carrying out the death penalty.

06/12/2014

Freddie Lee Hall (Source: Florida Department of Corrections)

IQ Score Questioned By Supreme Court In FL Man’s Execution

The Supreme Court is now hearing an appeal from a Florida death row inmate and examining IQ scores after the man claimed he’s protected from execution because he’s mentally disabled.

03/03/2014

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Supreme Court Looks At Florida Death Row Inmate With Low IQ

Attorneys for a man on Florida’s death row plan to challenge the state’s use of a rigid IQ cutoff to determine mental disability before the U.S. Supreme Court.

03/02/2014

Execution Chamber on Florida's Death Row as seen by witnesses. (Source: Florida Department of Corrections)

Pipe Bomb Killer Of FHP Trooper Executed

Paul Augustus Howell, who was sent to Death Row for the 1992 murder of a Florida Highway Patrol trooper, was executed Wednesday at Florida State Prison near Stark.

02/26/2014

Juan Carlos Chavez (Source: CBS)

Justice For Jimmy: A Look Back At The Chavez Trial

“It’s been a long, long time coming,” said the father of Jimmy Ryce, upon learning that Wednesday, February 12th is the day the man who kidnapped, raped, murdered and dismembered his 9-year-old son, will be put to death.

CBS Miami–02/11/2014

Execution gurney in Starke, Fla.

Supreme Court Orders Review Of Lethal Injection

The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday ordered a review of the new drug used in the state’s lethal injection cocktail in the case of Paul Augustus Howell, a Death Row inmate scheduled for execution Feb. 26.

02/06/2014

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